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There are over 26 volcanoes in Sumatra. Gunung Api is Indonesian for Volcano. Literally meaning 'fire mountain'. Indonesia has 129 active volcanoes.

Many of the volcanoes in Sumatra can be climbed although some are alot more difficult than others. Most of the volcanoes are around 2000m tall so cloud can form rapidly and visibility can be reduced to 2 meters if the weather changes quickly. If this occurs, don't panic. Just sit down and wait for the visibility to improve before trekking back down the mountain. It gets very cold at the top of these volcanoes so take a jumper and long pants.

The easiest volcanoes to get to are Sibayak and Sinabung both close to Berastagi in North Sumatra. You are able to climb both, Sibayak being the easiest, a 2 - 3 hour climb to the summit.

Sibayak

 

Other Volcanoes in Sumatra:

Gunung Kerinci 3800m

Kerinci

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-17=

Gunung Marapi 2891m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-14=

Gunung Sibayak 2212m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-07=

Gunung Sinabung 2400m

Sinabung

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-08=

Gunung Talakmau 2919m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-13=

Gunung Talang 2597m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-16=

Gunung Tandikat 2438m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-15=

Gunung Peuet Sague 2801m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-03=

Gunung Seulawah Agam 1810m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-02=

Gunung Geureudong 2885m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-04=

Gunung Kembar 2245m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=060106=A

Gunung Imun 1505m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-101

Gunung Sibualbuali 1819m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-11=

Gunung Lubukraya 1862m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-111

Gunung Sorikmarapi 2145m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-12=

Gunung Hutapanjang 2021m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-171

Gunung Sumbing 2507m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-18=

Gunung Kunyit 2151m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-19=

Gunung Belirang-Beriti 1958m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-20=

Bukit Daun 2467m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-21=

Gunung Kaba 1952m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-22=

Gunung Dempo 3173m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-23=

Gunung Patah 2817m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-231

Bukit Lamah Balai 2055m

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-24=

Gunung Besar 1899m located in SE Sumatra

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-25=

Gunung Rajabasa 1281m is an island volcano loacted in the Sunda Strait at the most SE tip of Sumatra

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0601-29=

http://www.volcanolive.com/krakatau.html

Warning: climbing Anak Krakatau Volcano is currently very dangerous and
should not be attempted.

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Last updated 10th November 2008

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